» GitHub Auth Method (API)

This is the API documentation for the Vault GitHub auth method. For general information about the usage and operation of the GitHub method, please see the Vault GitHub method documentation.

This documentation assumes the GitHub method is enabled at the /auth/github path in Vault. Since it is possible to enable auth methods at any location, please update your API calls accordingly.

» Configure Method

Configures the connection parameters for GitHub. This path honors the distinction between the create and update capabilities inside ACL policies.

Method Path
POST /auth/github/config

» Parameters

  • organization (string: <required>) - The organization users must be part of.
  • base_url (string: "") - The API endpoint to use. Useful if you are running GitHub Enterprise or an API-compatible authentication server.

  • token_ttl (integer: 0 or string: "") - The incremental lifetime for generated tokens. This current value of this will be referenced at renewal time.
  • token_max_ttl (integer: 0 or string: "") - The maximum lifetime for generated tokens. This current value of this will be referenced at renewal time.
  • token_policies (array: [] or comma-delimited string: "") - List of policies to encode onto generated tokens. Depending on the auth method, this list may be supplemented by user/group/other values.

  • token_bound_cidrs (array: [] or comma-delimited string: "") - List of CIDR blocks; if set, specifies blocks of IP addresses which can authenticate successfully, and ties the resulting token to these blocks as well.
  • token_explicit_max_ttl (integer: 0 or string: "") - If set, will encode an explicit max TTL onto the token. This is a hard cap even if token_ttl and token_max_ttl would otherwise allow a renewal.
  • token_no_default_policy (bool: false) - If set, the default policy will not be set on generated tokens; otherwise it will be added to the policies set in token_policies.
  • token_num_uses (integer: 0) - The maximum number of times a generated token may be used (within its lifetime); 0 means unlimited.
  • token_period (integer: 0 or string: "") - The period, if any, to set on the token.
  • token_type (string: "") - The type of token that should be generated. Can be service, batch, or default to use the mount's tuned default (which unless changed will be service tokens). For token store roles, there are two additional possibilities: default-service and default-batch which specify the type to return unless the client requests a different type at generation time.

» Sample Payload

{
  "organization": "acme-org"
}

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request POST \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/auth/github/config

» Read Configuration

Reads the GitHub configuration.

Method Path
GET /auth/github/config

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/auth/github/config

» Sample Response

{
  "request_id": "812229d7-a82e-0b20-c35b-81ce8c1b9fa6",
  "lease_id": "",
  "lease_duration": 0,
  "renewable": false,
  "data": {
    "organization": "acme-org",
    "base_url": "",
    "ttl": "",
    "max_ttl": ""
  },
  "warnings": null
}

» Map GitHub Teams

Map a list of policies to a team that exists in the configured GitHub organization.

Method Path
POST /auth/github/map/teams/:team_name

» Parameters

  • key (string) - GitHub team name in "slugified" format
  • value (string) - Comma separated list of policies to assign

» Sample Payload

{
  "value": "dev-policy"
}

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request POST \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/auth/github/map/teams/dev

» Read Team Mapping

Reads the GitHub team policy mapping.

Method Path
GET /auth/github/map/teams/:team_name

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/auth/github/map/teams/dev

» Sample Response

{
  "request_id": "812229d7-a82e-0b20-c35b-81ce8c1b9fa6",
  "lease_id": "",
  "renewable": false,
  "lease_duration": 0,
  "data": {
    "key": "dev",
    "value": "dev-policy"
  },
  "wrap_info": null,
  "warnings": null,
  "auth": null
}

» Map GitHub Users

Map a list of policies to a specific GitHub user exists in the configured organization.

Method Path
POST /auth/github/map/users/:user_name

» Parameters

  • key (string) - GitHub user name
  • value (string) - Comma separated list of policies to assign

» Sample Payload

{
  "value": "sethvargo-policy"
}

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request POST \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/auth/github/map/users/sethvargo

The user with username sethvargo will be assigned the sethvargo-policy policy in addition to any team policies.

» Read User Mapping

Reads the GitHub user policy mapping.

Method Path
GET /auth/github/map/users/:user_name

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/auth/github/map/users/sethvargo

» Sample Response

{
  "request_id": "764b6f88-efba-51bd-ed62-cf1c9e80e37a",
  "lease_id": "",
  "renewable": false,
  "lease_duration": 0,
  "data": {
    "key": "sethvargo",
    "value": "sethvargo-policy"
  },
  "wrap_info": null,
  "warnings": null,
  "auth": null
}

» Login

Login using GitHub access token.

Method Path
POST /auth/github/login

» Parameters

  • token (string: <required>) - GitHub personal API token.

» Sample Payload

{
  "token": "ABC123..."
}

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --request POST \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/auth/github/login

» Sample Response

{
  "lease_id": "",
  "renewable": false,
  "lease_duration": 0,
  "data": null,
  "warnings": null,
  "auth": {
    "client_token": "64d2a8f2-2a2f-5688-102b-e6088b76e344",
    "accessor": "18bb8f89-826a-56ee-c65b-1736dc5ea27d",
    "policies": ["default"],
    "metadata": {
      "username": "fred",
      "org": "acme-org"
    },
  },
  "lease_duration": 7200,
  "renewable": true
}